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Democrats Mount New Crude Train Safety Push After Derailment

June 15, 2016 | Bloomberg News | Senate Democrats are renewing a push for oil train safety legislation after a fiery crude-by-rail derailment resulting in a spill in Oregon’s pristine Columbia River Gorge, but analysts say the incident isn’t likely to be enough to spur congressional action anytime soon.

The accident in Mosier, Ore., which resulted in a light sheen of oil on the Columbia River but no deaths or injuries, is the latest in a string of more than two dozen significant fires and spills involving trains transporting oil as the amount of oil being shipped by railroad has increased dramatically over the past five years as domestic oil production has increased.

“We need more rail safety that’s for sure,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told Bloomberg BNA.

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